For handling of uranium, appropriate radiation protection is provided to secure environmental safety as follows,
Environmental radiation at the site boundary of Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel (MNF) plant at Tokai is continuously monitored.
The gamma-ray dose rate at the plant compound surveillance zone boundary is continuously measured in microGrays per hour (μGy/hr). During a rainfall, naturally existing radioactive material will be concentrated on the ground and the measurement will be temporarily elevated. The normal range of the dose rate is about 0.03 to 0.10 μGy/hr.
If the dose rate exceeds the set value, the monitor gives out alarm.
The exhaust which is discharged from our plant to the environment is continuously monitored for the level of radioactivity.
Dust emission monitor
Dust water quality analyses
By measuring the radioactivity concentration (Bq/cc) in the discharge water and accounting for the discharge volume at that time, the amount of radioactivity can be calculated.
The liquid effluent which is discharged from our plant is is periodically analyzed to assure that both the radioactive concentration and amounts are within expected levels.